UPDATE: Abbeville County and partners surpass goal raising funds to provide scholarships to every high school graduate to the technical college. Read case study here.
Abbeville County, SC is a beautiful place full of caring people who want to see it grow. The economic development strategic plan captures that passion and focuses it on strategies that will develop future leaders, retain young people, and build a stronger economy. A few of the goals in the strategic plan are: Leadership Abbeville, college promise scholarship fund for Abbeville County high school graduates, business retention and expansion, and restructuring the economic development organization into a public-private nonprofit.
The strategic planning process included a SWOT Analysis, economic research, community and leadership engagement, benchmarking, and best practices. The plan is currently being implemented with support of the county board. Click here to read the blog about the Abbeville College Promise Program, an outcome of the strategic plan.